Safe Online Casinos For USA Players

September 2011: The following article was authored in late 2008 following the implementation of the UIGEA which enforced US banks and financial institutions to stop transactions to and from online gambling establishments. Since then, aside from more casinos pulling out of the USA, not a lot has moved on. For a more up to date view on where to play, check out my USA casinos microsite. bear in mind that online gambling is illegal in several US States so please ensure you check before you play and be aware that cashing out takes time!

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As you may have read, on the 10th November 2008, Microgaming software has implemented a system-wide ban on new player registrations from the USA. Unfortunately, this accounts for well over 90% of the safe and reputable casino operators that American players could previously play.

As a result, I would urge players from the United States to procede with caution. In my own opinion, there are only a handful of online casinos that I would consider recommending for USA residents and these are listed below. Many of the other casinos available have either not been around long enough to build up trus, or have had issues in the past that put a question mark over their authenticity.

Here are the few casinos I would personally play at:

Club USA

Uses RTG (Realtime Gaming) software and has been around for 4 years. I have played here a fair bit and their cashouts are prompt, the games choice is good and service fast. They also provide a lot of bonuses to regular players, however I would note that a) the bonuses do have strict wagering requirements and cashout limits and b) new players are restricted to $3,000 a week in cashouts until they are “trusted” players, at which point you can request to have this limit removed. It’s a fraud prevention measure.

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iNetBet

iNetBet has been around for nearly 10 years and has an excellent reputation. Again, it uses RTG software with a wide choice of games and they process cashouts twice a day. There are less bonuses than at Club USA, but also less restrictions on cashouts. They do the monthly “iNetBet Manager Bonus” for all players based on the previous months wagering. An upstanding casino and again, one I have played at a lot and can vouch for.

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Bodog

Very popular with players from the USA and been around for years. The Bodog brand has branched out into other areas such as music and TV and the poker client is also well used. Like the 2 casinos above, it’s on RTG software with a big games choice. Prompt payouts and a few bonuses here and there and probably the best known brand in North America.

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I will be testing a few more online casinos for US players over the coming months, so bookmark this site or sign up to the mailing list (the option appears for US residents when you click through to any of the casinos above).